Category: Features

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David Bacon: Review: In The Fields of the North

A new bilingual book by David Bacon offers both a dramatic antidote to the deplorable reality of racism and a majestic life-affirming view of these hidden women, men and children

Bernardo Gutiérrez: Democracy Lab in Madrid

All roads lead to Spanish cities, where they are experimenting with citizen empowerment tools like nowhere else in the world,” noted Geoff Mulgan, head of Nesta in the UK

Kamau Franklin: Racial Politics in the U.S.

The older black leadership believes that whatever small rewards they get is more important than re-evaluating the state of the relationship

Dan Georgakas: Rebellion of 1967

What happened in 1967 was that the police attacking an after-hours place encapsulated what was happening in the city every night. State power was pushing hard on a Black community—but that community wasn’t passive, but dynamic, full of ideas and energy.

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Jack Rasmus: Central Banks as Engines of Inequality and Financial Crises

Contrary to many critiques of rising debt levels since 2009, it is not the level of debt itself that is the problem and the harbinger of the next financial crash. It is the inability to pay for the debt, the principal and interest on it, when the next recession occurs

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Ann Jones: Scandinavia in Maryland?

So far at least 10 states (as well as Puerto Rico) and more than 200 cities have committed themselves to work toward the environmental goals of the Paris Accord, just as the United States as a nation had promised to do before Trump trashed the deal

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Noam Chomsky: State of the Union

The Sanders campaign showed that a candidate with mildly progressive (basically New Deal) programs could win the nomination, maybe the election,

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Edward S. Herman: “Meddling in Fake News and the Real World”

The United States outclasses Russia and its predecessor, the Soviet Union, in both the number, and frequency of resort to violence, in their interventions in foreign elections.

Pete Dolack: Housing Is A Human Right

A basic problem of housing is that housing is a commodity instead of a human right. We’re not accustomed to seeing housing as a basic right for everybody, but why isn’t it?

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Ramzy Baroud: How Palestine Disappeared from U.S. Media Coverage

As if he has, overnight, been transformed into a master politician, Donald Trump’s 27-hour trip to Israel has left many analysts mystified.

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